Author: Stephanie Ellis

  • Microcosms 29

    This week we have regular Microcosms participant, Meg Kovalik, hosting the competition. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I check in on current affairs at the moment I feel like I’m caught up in some elaborate publicity stunt for the latest Dystopian YA franchise. Between rampant xenophobia, deadly riots, government doublethink, and summary […]

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  • Microcosms 28

    Bore da all, sadly Wales were knocked out of Euro 2016 in the end causing my husband some disappointment (being of the Cymraeg) but it’s not the end of the world, the team did themselves proud; it was however pretty disastrous for the English which leads me very neatly to the theme of this week’s […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 27

    Apologies all for the lateness of the post. Many thanks to our judge for Microcosms 27 Bill Engleson, here are his final judgements: Here in lotus land (I know, I know, there are so many lotus lands, but I am referencing MINE; The West Coast of British Columbia,) it’s been wet for days. Not flood wet, […]

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  • Microcosms 27

    Stella and I have gone for a birth-life-death theme for this week’s competition. Recently, Stella posted the following on Facebook: ‘The Circle of Life. Said a final farewell to my Mum on Friday … and now today the first Father’s Day without my Dad … Miss laughing with my sister Celia but now I have […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 25

    Many thanks to our judge A.J. Walker for judging this week’s competition, here’s what he had to say: Well, it’s been an exhausting and quite depressing time in England for the last few days. For some of us. Exciting and unbelievably good for others. So it was nice to have some light relief in reading […]

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  • Microcosms 25

    Welcome back, all. In honour of our resident gourmet Sal Page who so kindly came up with last week’s competition, this week’s post centres on the role food plays in our lives – it feeds the body, provides a focus for families, welcomes the newcomer, instils guilt for eating the wrong thing or too much, […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 24

    Before we launch into CR Smith’s results for this week’s contest, I would just like to extend a huge thank you to Sal Page for her thoroughly entertaining posting this week. If anyone else would like to contribute a post, please get in touch, and now over to our judge … You’ve given me a […]

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  • Microcosms 24

    Dear all, this week our guest host is FlashDog stalwart Sal Page. She has gone beyond the realms of her daily pool report and invited you to join her in her watery kingdom so without further ado, take it away Sal:   Water. What would we do without it? Die, that’s what. And it wouldn’t […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 23

    This week’s stories made judging an extremely close call, there was very little to choose between any of them and perhaps on another day, the results would have been in a completely different order. Although small, this week’s entries formed a great collection and for some reason the numbers brought to mind the quote from […]

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  • Microcosms 23

    Dear all, our guest host this week is David Ashton and this means you’ve had a close escape as I had been planning a ‘metal’ themed post – ho hum next time perhaps (although I have included a little treat at the bottom of this post).   In between imbibing a few beers – I […]

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